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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastroent Hepatol 2021; 75(6): 535–539. doi: 10.48095/ccgh2021535.

Spontaneous intramural duodenal hematoma in a young woman

Petra Vrbová1, Tomáš Koller  1

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Non-traumatic spontaneous intramural duodenal hematoma is a rare cause of proximal gastrointestinal obstruction which may present with hemorrhage, jaundice and pancreatitis. In this case report we present a case of spontaneous duodenal hematoma in a 28-year-old female with a history of acute pancreatitis, admitted to hospital for convulsive upper abdominal pain with vomiting as suspected pancreatitis. An MRI examination of the abdomen confirmed intraluminal bleeding into the duodenum. Following supportive therapy the clinical symptoms spontaneously subsided and laboratory parameters improved. Due to early dia­gnosis and therapy the patient had a good outcome, without requiring surgery. Repeated imaging showed hematoma resorption.


bolesť brucha, vomitus, hematóm duodena, hemorágia

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